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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming October 12, 2018

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While the weather has cooled off nicely, I’ve still got a heck of mess in my life right now, both financially and health-wise. My mom is now in the Geriatric Unit at the Civic Hospital here in Ottawa (and no, I’m not talking about that), I’ve still got symptoms of the bronchitis that I’ve been fighting (and am on an antibiotic for) and my rib is still broken from my fall down the stairs here at the house on Sunday. Glad to see the back of this week, as it’s been kind of stressful, but the end of the week means I get to game this evening with the Friday night group. That said, there were two conditions to gaming this evening. The first was that they were buying supper. The second is that they’ll be doing all the (heavy) lifting around here for the night, since my chest and ribs are not up to it.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing their Living Land campaign of the Torg Eternity RPG this evening. I’m looking forward to the game, and can’t wait to game with Kathy and the Friday night gamers.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂


October is a New Month October 1, 2018

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It’s the start of October. A new month.

To be honest, I’m really happy to see the rear end of September.

While there were a few good moments in the month, September was a month that I will remember because of the pain.

Most of the pain is in my left leg, my feet, my left shoulder, and my abdomen. (I’ve actually got a bad bruise from an insulin shot that is over a week old and going away very slowly. I expected this to take a while as being diabetic, the healing process is slowed down somewhat. What I wasn’t expecting was the pain that goes along with it, and there have been days where I’ve been in absolute agony trying to walk.

Anyway, here’s hoping that October is a comfortable month, and that winter doesn’t strike too early or too hard at all. ::knock on wood::

I’m currently down with my yearly infection during the late September/early October period, so that’s no different this year. I’m taking it as easy as I can, but I’ve lost my voice. Lots of fun ordering my insulin and other prescriptions.

In the meantime, let pumpkin madness strike. 🙂

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled (Due to Illness) September 30, 2018

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Gaming is off for this afternoon with the Sunday group.

While Tammy is free to game this weekend and SteveR is eager to continue running the Star Trek Adventures campaign this afternoon, I am just too ill.

This is the usual illness that I get during the end of September and the beginning of October, and I’ve got it full force right now. Head blocked, sinuses clogged, snot running out of my nose (and even eyes), bad hacking cough, chest pain, swollen lymph nodes, and to top it off I’ve lost my voice (yeah, I know some folks will be happy about that last bit!). Blah.

Anyway, no gaming for the day. And I’ll be off the computer for the rest of the day. Going to lie down with copious liquids, both hot and cold, and watch some DVD and pvr materials. Either that, or try and sleep.

*cough, cough*

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled September 14, 2018

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This evening’s gaming session with the Friday group, the replacement session for last week’s missed session, is off for tonight.

The illness that was ravaging the members of the gaming group last week continues, so we’ll not be playing tonight. I’m saddened by this, as I was quite looking forward to running some Torg Eternity this evening.

Perhaps the Friday night group will be able to game once more at their regularly scheduled time next week.

Diabetes Clinic Appointment Report September 12, 2018

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Got home about half an hour ago from the Diabetes clinic and my regularly scheduled six-month appointment.

I managed to get to the hospital around 1:00 pm for the 1:10 pm appointment, and was told that the doctor was running late. One of the nurses who works there took my vitals, and the only real surprise was the fact that my blood pressure was somewhat elevated. Not surprising, given the stress(es) I’ve currently got going in my life. My weight was holding roughly the same (and no, I’m not going to say how much I weigh, but I could still stand to lose a few more pounds), and otherwise everything else is status quo.

The appoinment with the doctor went pretty much as I expected it would, but he surprised me by saying that he doesn’t think several of the medications are doing me much good these days. My a1C level was down a bit, my cholesterol levels were nicely down (within normal levels) and my triglycerides were still a bit high, but better than they’ve been. He wants me to go back to a meal time insulin that I had taken for a while (but which gave me little red rings around the injection points) and to stop taking the Lantus, the Glumetza (metformin), and the Diamicron. I told him that I’d give this a lot of thought, and I’d be in touch with the diabetic nurse about what I’ll be doing and keeping track of things. Lots to think about.

Went over to Harvey’s for lunch and had an Angus burger, some onion rings, with some water, and then caught another taxi home. Came in and just put my feet up and relaxed for a bit (may have taken a nap).

Now to figure out what I want to do. Decisions, decisions…

Getting Ready for Sunday Gaming September 9, 2018

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Getting myself together for this afternoon’s game session with Tammy and SteveR. Feeling under the weather, as I have been for the last week and a half or so, but I really can use the distraction of gaming today so… Just a matter of seeing how functional I’m going to be.

SteveR is going to start the campaign (I hope) of Star Trek Adventures that he’ll be running for the next little while. Not really sure what to expect in the game, so I’m going to try and roll with it and just enjoy myself as a player and not have to worry about running games or getting deep into the rules. I’ll admit there are some rules that he went over with us last week that I’m not crazy about, but I will wait and see how I feel about them when he runs the game.

For now, I’m looking forward to gaming this afternoon, but need to get upstairs and make some lunch before gaming. Something hot, I think, that will ease my throat and chest somewhat.

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled September 7, 2018

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Tonight’s gaming session with the Friday night group is off.

Several of the gamers in my Friday night crew are down with an illness. Two of the players are being incapacitated by relatively high fever, and two of the others are down and out and “feeling like crap” (to quote Mark). Since I’m not feeling all that hot myself at the moment, I can’t say that I’m displeased to not game tonight.

While I was looking forward to continuing the current adventure the players were involved in for the Torg Eternity RPG, it’s better that we don’t game this week. Especially after the last couple of days that I’ve had.

Ah, well…

The Start of September, A New Month September 1, 2018

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It’s the start of September. A new month.

I’m really glad to see the back end of August. While there were a few good things that happened in August, notably gaming-wise, most of August was miserable for me and the end of the month was particularly bad with more bad news health-wise.

While the beginning of September hasn’t been all that much fun, given the heat and humidity today so far, I’m really hoping that September is a good month for me and that I get a chance to do some gaming, some reading, and that my feet and legs get a chance to rest and perhaps start to feel better. On the shoulder front, that’s just a matter of seeing what the physiotherapy does for me.

In the meantime, I’ve spent the afternoon out grocery shopping (though I also bought a set of bed sheets today), and have just taken care of and sent off a contract for a new rpg job that will challenge me for the month.

No gaming last night with the Friday group as it’s their week off, and tomorrow promises to be interesting as SteveR has Tammy and me finish up our player characters for his Star Trek Adventures game. Should be interesting.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming August 12, 2018

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And so another morning that was a bit rough in terms of digestion issues and bowel stuff. So, what else is new these days? *sigh*

I’m getting ready for the afternoon gaming session with the Sunday group. The group will be continuing their Torg Eternity game in the Cyberpapacy, which I’m looking forward to. The players will be wrapping up their second adventure of the game, and then SteveR will be starting Tammy and me into character generation for the Star Trek Adventures game system. Looking forward to it – ’cause I get to play! Yay! – though I hope SteveR runs more than just the character creation session of a game this time.

Anyway, I need to go upstairs and see what I can make for lunch. Possibly a sandwich and some soup (yes, regardless of the heat outside).

Have a good afternoon (and evening), folks. 🙂

Civic Holiday (Colonel By Day) Thoughts August 6, 2018

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Monday, the civic holiday here in Canada. Colonel By Day, officially.

I’m feeling somewhat giddy after the gaming experience on the weekend, but am hurting quite a lot in the left shoulder and the area of the various muscles that come off the shoulder. My exercises are helping somewhat, but stressing the body parts, I suspect. No plans for the day, to be honest, other than to catch up on some reading, some PVR (and maybe some DVD) watching, do a bit of laundry and change the bed linens.

I’ve got two medical appointments the last four days of the week, so that should make life interesting this week as well.